The Perseids swarm, remnants of a comet trail, can be seen above all at night between Saturday and Sunday. In Febbio di Villa Minozzo, the observatory will also open in the next few days
Reggio Emilia – Also this year San Lorenzo tears They arrived on time. But those which popular belief associates with the torture of the saint, persecuted by the Romans, and his burning alive on a grill on August 10, 258 A.D., are not stars. the epididymis They really are Dust and ice debrispart of Awakened by Comet Swift-Tuttle which passes around the sun and intersects the Earth’s orbit. The trace of light arises from interaction with our atmosphere: “They become meteorsexplodes in the sky and leaves traces of light that we see during the night – he explains Alberto Vezzani, Head of the Astronomical Observatory at Febbio -. Some of the larger material can reach the Earth and turn into meteorites, it is fragments of a few centimeters that are sometimes found.
To enjoy the show, you have to escape the city and have a look at the skyscraper towards the northeast: “Under dark skies, far from light pollution and without parasitic lights, one can count up to a hundred views per hour,” continues the l’expert.
in Febbio,Observatory will be open Saturday and Sunday eveningOn August 12 and 13, while on Sunday morning at Villa Minozzo, it will be possible to observe the sun, strictly following the expert guidance. Then again eyes are fixed on the night sky from Thursday 17 to Sunday 20: “The advantage of being in February – Vezzani concludes – is that we are far from the city and from light pollution. We can go see supernova remnants, globular clusters, parts of galaxies, nebulae: a few Everything in our Milky Way and beyondwe can also see things outside like Andromeda galaxywhich is two and a half million light years away from us.
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